Vision Ultra Light Nymph line £39.99
THE problem with using a standard fly-line for the European style of nymphing is that you can get a lot of line sag between the rod rings, which means you lose the all-important connection with your flies. This is why many anglers switch to long French leaders, doing away with a fly line altogether. But over the last few years there has been an emergence of specialist lines aimed specifically at these nymphing styles, and these act as a smooth, seamless extension of your leader. One such line is the Vision Ultra Light Nymph, a level 28-metre (91-foot) line with a diameter of only 0.58mm and with a micro loop at each end. It meets European competition standards which state the line must be a minimum diameter of 0.55mm. The great thing about this line is you can fish it with a much shorter leader and, depending on how you connect leader to fly line, it will shoot smoothly through the rod rings and not impede the cast. Because it is so thin, it doesn’t sag between the rod rings, so you stay in direct contact with your flies. Being a level line also means that you can easily reverse it if one of the ends gets damaged. The light olive line is built around a low stretch core so offers the same type of sensitivity you get with low diameter braid.
A very slick fly line and I found I could shoot it an incredible distance, a bonus when I was trying to target a particular area or seam of water. Showed no memory straight from the box.